Correspondence with Central Zionist Archives (CZA)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/268
  • Dates of Creation
      17/01/1951 - 11/12/1958
  • Language of Material
      German Hebrew
  • Physical Description
      33 letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence with Israeli-German archivists and subsequent CZA directors Alexander Bein and Georg Herlitz. Aside from minor issues, including a book review for The Wiener Library’s Bulletin, it deals primarily with the transfer of the Gesamtarchiv der deutschen Juden from East Berlin to CZA in Israel. The correspondence includes a note on the person of Jacob Jacobson, former director of the Gesamtarchiv.

Administrative / Biographical History

Founded in Berlin in 1919, the Central Zionist Archives (CZA) has been serving as official archives for several zionist institutions since. When the Nazis took hold on Germany it has been relocated to Jerusalem in 1933.

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